Los Angeles, CA — October 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, is proud to announce the release of Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!, the officially licensed songbook to the alternate rock band’s widely acclaimed album, arranged for piano and voice.
Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys! contains all the songs from the album including the singles "Lippy Kids,” “Open Arms,” and "Neat Little Rows.” As a band-approved songbook, the collectible music folio is ripe for fans of Elbow and alternate rock aficionados alike. As a bonus, the songbook includes beautifully rendered pages of the band’s album art.
Elbow is an English rock band known for incorporating a wide range of emotional melodies and orchestral elements into their music. Build a Rocket Boys! is Elbow’s fifth studio album, which debuted at number two on the UK album chart within the first week of its release. The band’s previous album, The Seldom Seen Kid, reached multi-platinum status selling over one million copies. Elbow has been the recipient of several awards, including the 2008 Mercury Prize, the 2009 Brit Award for “British Group,” and two Ivor Novello Awards all in 2009 for “Best Contemporary Song” (“Grounds for Divorce”) and “Best Song Musically and Lyrically” (“Onwe Day Like This”).
Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys! (12-0571536301) is now available for $21.95 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.
Titles: The Birds * Lippy Kids * With Love * Neat Little Rows * Jesus is a Rochdale Girl * The Night Will Always Win * High Ideals * The River * Open Arms * The Birds (reprise) * Dear Friends
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